I've got Diamondback's Response, which is pretty much their bottom dollar mountain bike. It also got equipped with a more supportive saddle. Ah, the joys of adjusting a seat by trial and error.
Mostly, I ride the riverwalk park, but stay off the nature trails except when I'm hoofing it. They dress the trails with wood chips, which includes Russian olive and it's murderous thorns. I got a rack to carry it on the car, and try to load it up at lunch time, and get the riding in on the way home.
Now, I'm fooling around with the idea of riding to and from work, though the hills are kind of daunting on the way home. Now, Cycloptichorn and I had a little discussion on carrying stuff on a bike. This
is about the closest I could find to what he suggests. Input and better ideas are welcome.
So, why not rename the thread, and you'll have an a2k cycle thread.